A popular activist who pretended to be a Latina woman has been unmasked as a racial fraud!
In 2015, when Rachel Dolezal revolutionized the term “transracial,” people could not believe that white folk were out here playing black in plain sight.
Years later, people are still wondering which one is more confusing: that she did it or no one clocked her?
In 2020, amid COVID-19 and the undergird of Black Lives Matter protests every which way, another white woman has emerged faking jacks and claiming to be of African descent.
New Yorker and popular social justice activist Jessica La Bombera has just confessed that she is not Afro-Latina as she claimed. She’s a white Jewish woman named Jessica A. Krug.
In A opened letter titled, “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies,” she poured out the following:
“To an escalating degree over my adult life, I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North African Blackness, then US rooted Blackness, then Caribbean rooted Bronx Blackness. I have not only claimed these identities as my own when I had absolutely no right to do so — when doing so is the very epitome of violence, of thievery and appropriation, of the myriad ways in which non-Black people continue to use and abuse Black identities and cultures — but I have formed intimate relationships with loving, compassionate people who have trusted and cared for me when I have deserved neither trust nor caring,” Jessica A. Krug wrote.
“People have fought together with me and have fought for me, and my continued appropriation of a Black Caribbean identity is not only, in the starkest terms, wrong — unethical, immoral, anti-Black, colonial — but it means that every step I’ve taken has gaslighted those whom I love,” she continued.
While she did admit that she had no right to assume an existence of a person of color, there were other things that she (and we all agree) does fit her:
“I am not a culture vulture. I am a culture leech … I am a coward.”
She also wrapped it up (but not really because she kept going on over and over again) by saying:
“No white person, no non-Black person, has the right to claim proximity to or belonging in a Black community by virtue of abuse, trauma, non-acceptance, and non-belonging in a white community.”
Wiley has offered up an apology for his recent kind of.
In a recent interview with U.K. outlet Sky Media, the Godfather of Grime opened up about his recent Twitter outburst that resulted in a ton of backlash from fans and a fallout with his management company. While he clarified he’s not racist, he apologized for “generalizing” but didn’t necessarily walk back his original sentiments.
“I’m not racist, I’m a business man,” he began. “I want to apologize for generalizing, number one. And I want to apologize for comments that were looked at as anti-Semitic.”
He continued on and later doubled down on his original comments, including his disdain for longtime enemy Drake.
“It’s systemic racism from their side!” he said. “What do you think? And that man [Drake] and a community of Jewish lawyers and thingy have made me feel that way. Yes they have. They’ve made me feel that way – not antisemitic; they’ve made me feel angry and upset because they are showing me the systemic racism and privilege that they’re allowed to use on us.”
In a series of since deleted-tweets posted, Wiley likened the Jewish community to the KKK, among other things.
“Ther are 2 sets of people who nobody has really wanted to challenge #Jewish & #KKK,” he wrote. “But being in business for 20 years you start to understand [sic] why … Red Necks Are the KKK and Jewish People are the Law…Work that out. Get that anti semetic bullshit out of here and take @drake with you on god. Everything I am saying is the reason drake can’t have black excellence ….Ask Diddy or jay z.”
Nick Cannon has also come under fire for anti-Semitic comments recently and was fired from Viacom CBS as a result.
Social media platforms are no longer tolerating platinum-selling rapper Wiley’s water-shedding of insults against the Jewish community, and have made moves to protect others from his ethnically-directed hate speech.
Days after British rapper Wiley went on an almost 12-hour anti-Semitic rant on Twitter, Facebook has deleted his personal account on their main social media platform and Instagram.
Apparently, the “Godfather of Grime” carried over his venom against the Jews from one platform to the next. According to the BBC, several posts were found under his birth name, Richard Kylea Cowie that referred to celebrities of Jewish descent in a derogatory manner.
Wiley wrote: “Listen Golders Green ring my sister and let’s meet asap…David Baddiel come and talk to my face…” and “Who called the police? Are you from Golders Green? I am coming to sit down with you… Labyrinth you could come along as you have forgotten what colour you are…”
Though he misspelled his name, it was clear that he was referring to Labrinth, an East London emcee who checked Wiley over the weekend for his defiant stance that offended millions of his fans.
A representative said that he was removed because he was in “repeated violation” of the company’s policy on hate speech.
Facebook’s Community Standards (12) reads as such:
” We do not allow hate speech on Facebook because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion and in some cases may promote real-world violence”
“We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disease or disability. We protect against attacks on the basis of age when age is paired with another protected characteristic and also provide certain protections for immigration status. We define attack as violent or dehumanizing speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation. We separate attacks into three tiers of severity, as described below.”
Several of Wiley’s tweets were taken down and his Twitter account was suspended – initially a temporary measure – after he went on an tirade, One tweet read: “I don’t care about Hitler, I care about black people”, and compared the Jewish community to the Ku Klux Klan. Most of the posts spread anti-Semitic tropes.
This summer, for the first time, genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the U.S.
On (May 1,) 2020, the company Oxitec received an experimental use permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to release millions of GM mosquitoes (labeled by Oxitec as OX5034) every week over the next two years in Florida and Texas. Females of this mosquito species, Aedes aegypti, transmit dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika viruses. When these lab-bred GM males are released and mate with wild females, their female offspring die. Continual, large-scale releases of these OX5034 GM males should eventually cause the temporary collapse of a wild population.
However, as vector biologists, geneticists, policy experts and bioethicists, we are concerned that current government oversight and scientific evaluation of GM mosquitoes do not ensure their responsible deployment.
Genetic engineering for disease control
Coral reefs that can withstand rising sea temperatures, American chestnut trees that can survive blight and mosquitoes that can’t spread disease are examples of how genetic engineering may transform the natural world.
Genetic engineering offers an unprecedented opportunity for humans to reshape the fundamental structure of the biological world. Yet, as new advances in genetic decoding and gene editing emerge with speed and enthusiasm, the ecological systems they could alter remain enormously complex and understudied.
Recently, no group of organisms has received more attention for genetic modification than mosquitoes – to yield inviable offspring or make them unsuitable for disease transmission. These strategies hold considerable potential benefits for the hundreds of millions of people impacted by mosquito-borne diseases each year.
Although the EPA approved the permit for Oxitec, state approval is still required. A previously planned release in the Florida Keys of an earlier version of Oxitec’s GM mosquito (OX513) was withdrawn in 2018 after a referendum in 2016 indicated significant opposition from local residents. Oxitec has field-trialed their GM mosquitoes in Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Malaysia and Panama.
The public forum on Oxitec’s recent permit application garnered 31,174 comments opposing release and 56 in support. The EPA considered these during their review process.
Time to reassess risk assessment?
However, it is difficult to assess how EPA regulators weighed and considered public comments and how much of the evidence used in final risk determinations was provided solely by the technology developers.
The closed nature of this risk assessment process is concerning to us.
There is a potential bias and conflict of interest when experimental trials and assessments of ecological risk lack political accountability. and are performed by, or in close collaboration with, the technology developers.
This scenario becomes more troubling with a for- profit technology company when cost- and risk-benefit analyses comparing GM mosquitoes to other approaches aren’t being conducted.
Another concern is that risk assessments tend to focus on only a narrow set of biological parameters – such as the potential for the GM mosquito to transmit disease or the potential of the mosquitoes’ new proteins to trigger an allergic response in people – and neglect other important biological, ethical and social considerations.
To address these shortcomings, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign convened a “Critical Conversation” on GM mosquitoes. The discussion involved 35 participants from academic, government and nonprofit organizations from around the world with expertise in mosquito biology, community engagement and risk assessment.
A primary takeaway from this conversation was an urgent need to make regulatory procedures more transparent, comprehensive and protected from biases and conflicts of interest. In short, we believe it is time to reassess risk assessment for GM mosquitoes. Here are some of the key elements we recommend.
Steps to make risk assessment more open and comprehensive
First, an official, government-funded registry for GM organisms specifically designed to reproduce in the wild and intended for release in the U.S. would make risk assessments more transparent and accountable. Similar to the U.S. database that lists all human clinical trials, this field trial registry would require all technology developers to disclose intentions to release, information on their GM strategy, scale and location of release and intentions for data collection.
This registry could be presented in a way that protects intellectual property rights, just as therapies entering clinical trials are patent-protected in their registry. The GM organism registry would be updated in real time and made fully available to the public.
Second, a broader set of risks needs to be assessed and an evidence base needs to be generated by third-party researchers. Because each GM mosquito is released into a unique environment, risk assessments and experiments prior to and during trial releases should address local effects on the ecosystem and food webs. They should also probe the disease transmission potential of the mosquito’s wild counterparts and ecological competitors, examine evolutionary pressures on disease agents in the mosquito community and track the gene flow between GM and wild mosquitoes.
To identify and assess risks, a commitment of funding is necessary. The U.S. EPA’s recent announcement that it would improve general risk assessment analysis for biotechnology products is a good start. But regulatory and funding support for an external advisory committee to review assessments for GM organisms released in the wild is also needed; diverse expertise and local community representation would secure a more fair and comprehensive assessment.
Furthermore, independent researchers and advisers could help guide what data are collected during trials to reduce uncertainty and inform future large-scale releases and risk assessments.
The objective to reduce or even eliminate mosquito-borne disease is laudable. GM mosquitoes could prove to be an important tool in alleviating global health burdens. However, to ensure their success, we believe that regulatory frameworks for open, comprehensive and participatory decision-making are urgently needed.
About 1,000 heavily armed militia, all of whom were Black, marched through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, challenging white nationalist groups in the area to either come out and fight or join them in demonstrating against the government.
Stone Mountain State Park officials said the Black militia group was peaceful, orderly and escorted by police as they called for the removal of the country’s largest Confederate monument near Atlanta.
Videos posted to social media show the group, the “Not F**king Around Coalition” (NFAC), meeting at the massive nine-story quartz sculpting that depicts former Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Southern generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
NFAC Founder Grand Master Jay told Newsweek via phone Sunday that the militia members at Stone Mountain on Saturday were “100 percent Black” and they are not affiliated with Black Lives Matter. “We are a Black militia. We aren’t protesters, we aren’t demonstrators. We don’t come to sing, we don’t come to chant. That’s not what we do,” he said.
The NFAC head explained why several videos show the militia members alongside demonstrators earlier in the day before heading to Stone Mountain. Grand Master Jay told Newsweek the sister of Rayshard Brooks, who was killed outside an Atlanta Wendy’s by police last month, requested the NFAC militia provide her with a security escort to a downtown rally that began at the site of her brother’s death.
“Our initial goal was to have a formation of our militia in Stone Mountain to send a message that as long as you’re abolishing all these statues across the country, what about this one?” Grand Master Jay said, referencing the massive Confederate carving.
He added that he must commend Stone Mountain police for offering the all-Black militia support as they exercised their constitutional rights on July 4th.
“It was all Black … there were no brown people, no white people… everyone was Black. I am not a protester, I am the commanding general of my militia, we were swearing in new members,” he added, highlighting there was a second militia “show of force” Saturday near Phoenix.
The coalition of Black militia met at the monument, which is historically tied to the birth of the Ku Klux Klan and has more recently been the site of white nationalist rallies Leaders of the militia frequently halted the protest to challenge local white supremacists and far-right Second Amendment advocates to “stop hiding.”
“I don’t see no white militia, the boogie [boogaloo] boys, the three percenters and all the rest of these scared-ass rednecks. We here, where the f**k you at? We’re in your house,” one protester said into a PA system during the Stone Mountain Park march.
John Bankhead, a spokesman for the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, said the protests were orderly and acknowledged the Confederate monument is frequently used as a meeting place for far right-wing militia.
“It’s a public park, a state park. We have these protests on both sides of the issue from time to time. We respect people’s First Amendment right,” Bankhead told WXIA-TV. “We understand the sensitivities of the issue here at the park … so we respect that and allow them to come in as long as it’s peaceful, which it has been.”
Al B Sure! Says His Ex Kim Porter Was Murdered & Drops Diddy’s Name In Bizarre IG Post
Published on: Jul 13, 2020, 6:59 PM
By: KYLE EUSTICE
Diddy’s ex-girlfriend Kim Porter passed away. in November 2018. The L.A. County Coroner’s office released the cause of death as lobar pneumonia, an inflammation of an entire lobe of the lungs. But Al B Sure! — Porter’s ex and father of her eldest son Quincy — has his own theory.
According to a recent Instagram post, Al doesn’t think she died of an illness — he thinks it was a homicide. During the video, he was visibly distraught as he cried along to an R&B song.
“The morning of the @soultrainawards @BET pre production @jessecollinsent,” he wrote in the caption. “#AlBeez around the [world] I just found this footage from the morning I learned of @LadyKP’s aka #KimPorters murder and how it ripped the soul from my physical body. I was on my way to film the pre show packages for the #BETAwards with @tishacampbellmartin & @tichinaarnold when I receive a call from PR icon #QueenieDonaldson asking me if I was ok and did I hear the news.
The 52-year-old singer continued, “I had no clue. I do know very clearly that #Kimberly didn’t just check out all of a sudden over neumonía. That’s some bull shit. Really? This is where I get in trouble. We just celebrated our son @Quincy’s new deal and Christmas special with @Netflix, and she was in fantastic health as well laughing seeing me and @Diddy’s mutual exchange at the theater. I’m going to leave it here.”
Al didn’t explain what led him to that conclusion.
Jay Electronica isn’t one for holding his tongue. The MC has frequently spoken out in defense of the Nation of Islam and The Honorable Louis Farrakhan and following Rabbi Abraham Cooper’s discussion with Nick Cannon on Cannon’s Cannon Class podcast, Jay Elec says Cooper “lied” about “the history of the Caucasian race.”
“Rabbi Abraham Cooper is a COWARD who LIED to our brother Nick Canon (sic) about the history of the caucasian race,” Jay Elec tweeted on Saturday (July 25). “Ask him does he stand behind the VILE TEACHINGS of the Talmud? Don’t be a coward next time Cooper you DEVIL.”
He added in follow-up tweets, “Sit down w The Hon. Louis Farrakhan or The Exec Council of the NOI and defend your claims and prove us wrong. WE are INDEED THE TRUE Children of Israel. And you are an imposter and birthright stealer as described in the scriptures. The ADL, THE WEISENALL CENTER… BRING EM OUT.
We DEFY you to challenge us on these claims publicly. You LYING Anti-Semites.”
Following his firing from Viacom CBS for making True Comments on his Cannon’s Class podcast, Cannon invited Cooper, the associate dean and director of Global Social Action Agenda at the Simon Wiesenthal Center to have a discussion.
Cooper revealed to Black Enterprise( Boule Owned) that he warned Cannon about apologizing for making comments.
“We forewarned him. I think he understood that whatever he was going to say, that it would go sideways,” he said. “That is the culture that about a million people around the world, most of the younger generations, have embraced.” He added, “the price tag for that is you almost never have time to reflect, to take a deep breath.”
of Public Enemy fame found himself swallowed up in the Nick Cannon Controversy this week after a clip of their Cannon’s Class podcast went viral, leading ViacomCBS to fire the longtime Wild ‘N Out host.
In an Instagram TV post he titled “Nick C, Viacom and the Truth,” the controversial rap figure expounded on the situation for 60 minutes.
After Griff thanked Cannon for providing the platform, he made a public plea for 50 Cent’s phone number and seemed shocked when he learned Cannon took down the original interview from YouTube. But, he went on to praise Cannon for standing up for himself in his official rebuttal to ViacomCBS.
“Very well put, very well written and it shows the human side which is a beautiful thing,” he said. “Now can anyone on the other side be human enough to read that and listen to that, and come and sit down at the table and talk? As long as y’all been calling us n*ggers and all the other things you call us, and for us to tolerate the madness and not go apeshit. You mean to tell me as well written as that was … and the man poured out his heart, letting you know ‘if I erred and I’ll apologize for anything, just show me the error. Show me what I said that was wrong.’ Beautiful, great response Nick and we really appreciate that, and it shows your growth and it shows who you are as a human being.”
Griff then asked ViacomCBS where its “humility” and “compassion” was and continued defending Cannon, asking, “Can someone tell me what was anti-Semitic about this interview?”
Griff, who was fired from Public Enemy in 1989 for making comments, then broached the topic of melanin, something they discussed on the Cannon’s Class podcast and what enraged a whole gaggle of people.
“The people who don’t have [melanin] … are a little less … so they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem,” Cannon told Griff. “They’re acting out of a deficiency, so therefore they only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill and fight in order to survive … so then these people that didn’t have what we have — and when I say we, I mean the melaninated people — they had to be savages. They had to be barbaric … so they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They are the true savages.”
So, Griff decided to look up the word “melanin” and proceeded to explain, “Melanin — your nerves and brain cannot operate without black melanin. Are you listening White people? This is why Nick mentioned melaninated people and the fact that we have a high concentration of melanin. Few people know that melanin is found in almost every organ of the body and is necessary in order for the brain and nerves to operate, eyes to see and cells to reproduce.
Toward the end of the video, Griff expressed his disappointment in fiddy for clowning Cannon on a public platform like Instagram.
“When I read what 50 Cent said, I wasn’t surprised man, but I was like, ‘Damn bro, that’s another Black man you talking about 50 Cent, can we just like chill?’” he said. “I’m sure you can get ahold of Nick and have a conversation with him, like I did with you today 50 Cent. I didn’t come at you, bro. I said if anybody know 50 Cent, give him my phone number. But c’mon man — don’t do that to Nick where people can read this stuff that you wrote about this brother. Come on, bro.”
Cannon has since apologized for his perceived rhetoric and has been allowed to keep his job at FOX as the host of The Masked Singer.
Nick Cannon has been fired from Viacom CBS after a clip of his Cannon’s Class podcast went viral on. While speaking to Professor Griff of Public Enemy fame in an episode uploaded to YouTube the Power 106 radio personality made some comments perceived to be anti-Semitic?
“It’s never hate speech, you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people,” Cannon said. “When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”
He added, “The people who don’t have [melanin] … are a little less … so they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem. They’re acting out of a deficiency, so therefore they only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill and fight in order to survive … so then these people that didn’t have what we have — and when I say we, I mean the melaninated people — they had to be savages. They had to be barbaric … so they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They are the true savages.”
In 1989, Griff faced similar criticism which led to his dismissal from Public Enemy. But despite his controversial past, Cannon praised Griff and the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and promoted conspiracy theories about the Rothschild banking family and the notion people of African descent are the “true” Jews.
Cannon later addressed the backlash, but didn’t offer an apology.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions,” he tweeted. “I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric. We are living in a time when it is more important than ever to promote unity and understanding.
“The Black and Jewish communities have both faced enormous hatred, oppression persecution and prejudice for thousands of years and in many ways have and will continue to work together to overcome these obstacles.”
Cannon continued, “When you look at The Media, and other sectors in our nation’s history, African Americans and The people of the Jewish community have partnered to create some of the best, most revolutionary work we know today. (Cont.).
“I am an advocate for people’s voices to be heard openly, fairly and candidly. In today’s conversation about anti-racism and social justice, I think we all including myself must continue educating one another &embrace uncomfortable conversations it’s the only way we ALL get better.”
In a statement obtained by Variety, ViacomCBS — the company behind Cannon’s popular show Wild ‘N’ Out— was emphatic Cannon’s comments wouldn’t be tolerated — despite his explanation.
“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism? the statement read. “We have spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast ‘Cannon’s Class’ on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic? conspiracy theories.
“While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism? and we are terminating our relationship with him. We are committed to doing better in our response to incidents of anti-Semitism? racism, and bigotry. ViacomCBS will have further announcements on our efforts to combat hate of all kinds.”
But Cannon insisted he meant no harm and fully owned the situation.
“Until then, I hold myself accountable for this moment and take full responsibility because My intentions are only to show that as a beautiful human species we have way more commonalities than differences,” he said. “So let’s embrace those as well as each other. We All Family!”
Bob Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, member of Boule, member of The Carlyle Group and the man who created that company from his own hard own blood, sweat, and tears, believes that money should be paid to the descendants of slaves — despite having his own level of economic liberty.
He said on CNBC, Squawk Box, a “wealth transfer is what’s needed,” to heal the country’s racial divide that is at the forefront of the plethora of things that has not made this country great.
“Think about this,” Johnson said, “Since 200-plus-years or so of slavery, labor taken with no compensation, is a wealth transfer. Denial of access to education, which is a primary driver of accumulation of income and wealth, is a wealth transfer.”
Johnson said that the $14 trillion of reparations for the enslavement of Africans in America would help reduce racial inequality.
It was less than 20 years ago when Johnson became the 2nd Black billionaire (Reginald Lewis, was the 1st) in the nation. After selling BET, the network that he founded in 1980, to Viacom he broke a historical glass ceiling.
And despite getting cut by the shards that come from being the first, he still has empowered other people of color and women and now says that reparations are equivalent to an “affirmative action program” that would pay “damages” that are owed to Black Americans.
He also said he was not trying to see programs, but wants the country to cough up some dough.
“I’m talking about cash,” he said, “We are a society based on wealth. That’s the foundation of capitalism.”
Johnson, 74, is currently the head of The RLJ Companies which is a holding company with a portfolio that includes hotel real estate investment, private equity, asset management, and car dealerships.